Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stay Classy, Union Thugs: 'This is Ridiculous. Why Are They Picketing My House?'

Way to help win the PR war, you idiots.
A Quincy mom has disconnected her support for striking Verizon workers yesterday after a group of mouthy picketers surrounded non-union repairmen and turned a phone-line fix at her home into what she is calling a “ridiculous” protest scene.

“I looked in the street and there are picketers, 10 of them or more, doing a circle around the Verizon truck,” said Karen Austin, 64, a mother of five who lives on Forest Avenue. “Every time (the repairmen) would walk up to my house they would follow them. I couldn’t believe my eyes. This is ridiculous. Why are they picketing my house?”

With tensions rising in a work-stoppage now in its fifth day, Verizon filed lawsuits in five states, including Massachusetts, yesterday to limit picketing by the 45,000 striking workers.

The company claims picketers have harassed non-union workers, and has reported suspected sabotage, such as sliced cables. The union has denied sabotage.


John Galt said...

Wisconsin is showing the way. Defeated the unions, in a union liberal state, by confronting them with sensible measures that benefit all of the citizens of the state, not just those that belong to unions.

This is the way for 2012.

Russ said...

Union, to its workers: "Please please don't cut cables.  Wink, wink."

Yeah, they say "wink, wink" out loud.

laZrtx said...

Obama uses Verizon Fios.

Rose said...

UNION WORKERS showing us the GENUINE benefits and advantages of having UNION amongst us.